Kei Nishikori US Open ATP 2021

Injured former Slam finalist drops out of ATP rankings

Kei Nishikori no longer has an ATP ranking after a year of inactivity since Indian Wells 2021. 

The 2014 US Open finalist’s last competitive match came at the Covid-postponed Masters event in October 2021. The points for that tournament have now dropped, leaving the former ATP number four without a ranking for the first time since April 2010.

Still aged just 32, Nishikori has contended with multiple injuries throughout his career. The Japanese star had arthroscopic left hip surgery in January and is unsure when he might return to the tour. He is signed up for the 2022 Waikiki Cup in Honolulu, Hawaii, an exhibition event to be played from 16-18th December 2022.

Nishikori record a 26-17 win-loss record on the ATP tour in 2021 before injury. His last tour title came in Brisbane in 2019, defeating a 16th ranked Daniil Medvedev in the final there.

Back in September, Nishikori assured fans of his safety in Florida amid the threat of Hurricane Ian.

“My family and I are safe,” he said on Twitter. “I hope everyone stays safe.”

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